Clearing the Drainage Ditch, Part 2


It’s going. I do about three wheelbarrows full of rocks about four times a week. That’s about two feet at a stretch.

  
Definite progress from last time! I’m doing chop-and-drop with the plants that have grown it over, and using them as mulch. That hillside could use a lot of mulch … heck, it could use a lot of plants, too, but right now we can’t quite swing it. I want to put some fruit trees in when we get that far. It’s a big space, but not well irrigated, so it’s going to take time, money, and effort to get it set up the way we want. It probably wouldn’t hurt to fill it in with succulents for now so that heavy rains won’t wash it down.

  
As you can see, there’s still a ways to go. I think we’re about a third done with it, though the first two-thirds are the most-full of rocks and the last third should be much easier to clear.

  
Pile O Rock Land, home of the happy lizard people! What are we going to do with all these rocks? I don’t know yet. If they weren’t so irregular, I’d seriously consider using them to build some raised beds. As it is, I keep toying with the idea. Or somehow use them as pavers. Anyone out there in internet-land have ideas?

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